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Lose axle hub on B112

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MPH
Finally got into changing the tires on the 112 last nite, putting the 8 inch with chains back on, just in case it snows around here someday, and found a fair amount to wobble in the left side. Removed the hub, the key looked a little rounded so between loads of wood I picked up some new stock at napa. Not to hopful as it seems a little lose in the key slot in the hub. Haven't tried it on the tractor yet. Anyone have any life extending tricks for these hubs?? thanks. MPH

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HubbardRA
MPH, Why not just weld it solid with some nickel rod, since the hub is cast and the axle is steel. The newer ones are steel and welded on. I have a welded one on my 61 Wards.

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MPH
Steve, my local NAPA looks at me like I'm werid when I ask for shim stock, suppose to by knew I guess. The new key did take about half the slop out. Got it together last nite. Rod, I'll wait to weld til I have no recourse. Just a personnal think I guess, I hate to weld something together that is suppose to come apart..MPH

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thedaddycat
Which keyway is sloppy? If on the shaft, try a few solid hits to either side of the keyway(with the key in). The process is called upsetting, and while usually done at a cherry heat it can be done cold. It's the same thing as mushrooming the end of a punch or chisel. Clean up the shaft with crocus cloth or emery paper.

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